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Old 06-05-2011, 01:05 PM
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Good luck Deecee, hope you can join in soon, we surely do understand when you have to do that all important shopping, How exciting.

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Old 06-05-2011, 01:41 PM
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This quilt has already been done with beautiful close satin stitch, and won ribbons for it:
http://www.cherylquilts.com/affairs_of_the_heart.htm
And at 7in blocks, it's perfectly possible to do this, especially if you use a fusible, though some might not want that stiffness. Some of that could be avoided if the fusible is cut away in the centre of each piece.


I also think that if you did do satin stitch, you could probably do it all before the embroidery, because I have added my embroidery after all my applique, as far as I remember. (Memory isn't great, but even so, I doubt if there would be many places that it wouldn't work)


Re thread for embroidery I am using, it's DMC Stranded floss, and I'm using two strands, and a stem stitch, in shade 742.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
Mousie, just wondering if satin stitch would work on this really well. sometimes there are so many pieces on top of one another. Maybe open satin stitch like Kathy did in her Tute.

My pomp pomps are beginning to wilt slightly, I need to be cheering, now come on, go for it........
I'll have to go look at her tute again, bc I don't know the diff. between reg. satin stitch and 'open'...do you mean, cut out the centers of some of the pieces underneath?
Ohhh, so I won't have so many layers to stitch through.
Yes, I was really cogitating on all that...I get so noivus.
But I don't want to blanket stitch on a bed quilt, bc I don't want frayed edges down the line.
If i had my way, I would do the needle turn, but I just can't hack it.
ok, on my way to look at that tute again. thanks, Elle...hugs :-D
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:44 PM
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Mousie...just to confuse you more :wink:...you could do a "prepared" machine applique. By that I mean turn under the edges, but then stitch it down with the any type of stitch you would like on your machine. With the turned under edges, no fraying. You could turn it with stabalizer or freezer paper.

When Kathy tells you "open satin stitch", she means that you turn the dial on your machine to open the stitch into a tight zig zag vs. the very very close stitch on the satin stitch. The benefit being that it takes a bit less thread and is quicker to me.

I'd love to start seeing some of the people starting the project now...Hopefully we'll get to see some pics soon!
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sandpat
Mousie...just to confuse you more :wink:...you could do a "prepared" machine applique. By that I mean turn under the edges, but then stitch it down with the any type of stitch you would like on your machine. With the turned under edges, no fraying. You could turn it with stabalizer or freezer paper.

When Kathy tells you "open satin stitch", she means that you turn the dial on your machine to open the stitch into a tight zig zag vs. the very very close stitch on the satin stitch. The benefit being that it takes a bit less thread and is quicker to me.

I'd love to start seeing some of the people starting the project now...Hopefully we'll get to see some pics soon!
Actually, I did fiddle with turning my edges, so I could machine stitch them down, but fibro affects all over and that means hands too, and it was taking me sooo long.
Once upon a time, I would stop at nothing to get the effect I wanted.
No more striving to be as perfect as possible for this quilting mouse. It's just too doggone painful.
I'm going to give it a good go with kathy's method and if I don't like my results...
I'll scream into a pillow...but I'll keep going.
It's that or not quilt, and not quilting is INSANITY! :wink:
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:11 PM
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You'll do fine Mousie. I started doing some of my applique with Kathy's method and I really like it. Set your stitch length and width as she says and start slowly. You won't need that pillow.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sandpat
You'll do fine Mousie. I started doing some of my applique with Kathy's method and I really like it. Set your stitch length and width as she says and start slowly. You won't need that pillow.
thanks, Patti...btw, did you know that henry glass has an olive crush? ask me how I know. If you do hear me scream in a couple days, it will be out of pure joy! :thumbup:
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr
I came across a totally different way to applique in the current issue of American Patchwork & Quilting - just arrived at my house last week and should be available to peek through at Joannes and all LQS [Aug 2011]. On pg 50 is Becky Goldsmith's version of a folksy quilt using a contrasting hand stitch on the folded under edge of applique pieces. It is a 'needle-turn' of a different sort. You do turn the piece under, but your stitches are actually meant to show. Becky has some straight line embroidery type stitches at the edges and some alternating long and short stitches from the edge towards center of applique pieces. It actually looks quite cool! you can see a picture of the finished piece at allpeoplequilt:

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...-2011_ss7.html

doesnt unfortunately show a close up ... but I did consider doing this - it may be fun to try some of the AOTH blocks this way ;)

btw - Kathy or Lesley or ??? what type of threads are you using for scroll embroidery??
They have a couple of videos on their website about doing it this way: http://www.pieceocake.com/VideosFromPOC.html

It's called "applique with attitude"
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:57 PM
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Thanks for that website Judy!! the videos there are great - those of you who are "toying" with hand applique should take a look - you'll love it! :)
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